Master of Professional Accounting

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 units
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Awarded by: RMIT University

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About this course

The Master of Professional Accounting course from RMIT offered through Open Universities Australia is designed for graduates of non-accounting disciplines wanting to increase their skill set and career prospects with an accounting qualification.

This postgraduate course will enable you to benefit from the global perspective of international lecturers while studying online. You will learn about business law, corporate finance, taxation law, auditing and managerial economics.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course, you must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline/major with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0).

Areas of study

In this Master of Professional Accounting course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Introduction to financial accounting
  • Business & corporations law
  • Accounting for corporations
  • Corporate finance
  • Taxation law
  • Analytical techniques for accountants
  • Management accounting
  • Managerial economics
  • Auditing principles
  • Strategic information systems and accounting
  • Contemporary accounting thought

From 2015 students entering into this program without a business qualification at AQF level 7 will be required to complete these additional subjects:

  • Accounting for management decisions
  • Business and government in the global context
  • Global business and social technology: a case study approach
  • Management 1 – managing people

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How will this course advance my career?

This online course will provide you with the skills and expertise to enable you to become a capable accounting professional.

In this postgraduate accounting course you will gain professional skills in financial accounting, auditing, business and corporate finance to meet the growing demands of businesses both local and international. You will be able to take your education and find employment in the Australian and global marketplace.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Professional Accounting from RMIT University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying with OUA allows you the opportunity to study single units.
  • The MPA is designed to comply with the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
  • Students will be eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Public Accountants.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

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How will this course advance my career?

This online course will provide you with the skills and expertise to enable you to become a capable accounting professional.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

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